Author: Singapore Stock Investment to Financial Freedom (SSIFF)

1Q 2017 Portfolio Update

Stock Name No of Shares Current Price Total Value M1 9000 $2.17 $19,530 Sembcorp Industries 4000 $3.20 $12,800   Capital Invested $30,965 Current Market Value of Portfolio $32,330 Total Dividend Collected 2017 – Total Capital Gain 2017 $1,372.03 Total Investment Gain 2017 $1,372.03 The 1Q of the year had been rewarding for me as I had made a realised capital gain of $1,372.03. The projected investment gain for my portfolio in 2017 is $2,250.43 and I had already achieved more than half the value. If I include the unrealised gain of the current market value of my portfolio gain...

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Potential sale of M1

M1 biggest key shareholders Malaysian telecom firm Axiata Group (28.54%), Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (19.23%) and Singapore Press Holdings (13.38%) announced on 17 March that they are evaluating selling their combined stakes worth more than $1.14 billion. This triggered a sharp spike in M1 trading yesterday to a high at $2.19 per share, representing 7.88% increase before trading halt at 4:30pm. M1 is the smallest telco among the 3 in Singapore. With the announcement of the 4th telco last year, share price of M1 had been dropping madly from a high of $4 to $2. I had been monitoring...

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Welcome 2017 and New Year Resolution

Happy New Year everyone, a brand new start to the beginning. It’s the time to pen down my thoughts on what I hope to achieve for the coming year. 1) To save at least S$10k in 2017 I did not manage to save S$10k for last year due to the commitment of raising our children. We had put them in a childcare from 8am to 7pm as both of us need to work. The childcare fees in Singapore is not cheap, costing about $1,200 per month for one children. Lucky, my elder daughter had gone to primary school, if...

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Review and Reflection for 2016

As the year is going to end in 4 days time, let’s review and reflect what I had achieved for the year. First of all, let’s look at my resolution for 2016 post here, whether I had accomplished or I can continue working on it for the coming new year. First in the list is to actively writing on my blog by setting a target of 52 posts in a year. Including this post, I had published 51 posts which is short of 1 post. Quite a sense of achievement that I had made for this year as compared...

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December 2016 Portfolio Update

Stock Name No of Shares Current Price Total Value Frasers Centrepoint Limited 10000 $1.545 $15,450 AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT 3000 $1.29 $3,870 Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust 2000 $0.915 $1,830   Capital Invested $20,808 Current Market Value of Portfolio $21,150 Total Dividend Collected 2016 $1,026.40 Total Capital Gain 2016 $1,339.09 Total Investment Gain 2016 $2,365.49 I hadn’t been updating my blog for quite some time due to my hectic work schedule recently as I had been assigned to take on a higher role. But that does not stop me from monitoring the movement in the market. This year...

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FCL FY 15/16 Full Year Result Quick Summary

Frasers Centrepoint Limited posted their FY 15/16 Full Year earning report in summary below. Revenue of $3,439.6 million, 3.4% lower than previous year PBIT of $938.2 million, 15.1% lower than previous year Profit before tax of $960.3 million, 19.7% lower than previous year Attributable Profit of $597.2 million, 22.6% lower than previous year Profit for the year of $766.1 million, 24.3% lower than previous year The drop in revenue was mainly attributable to lower contributions from the group’s development portfolio in Singapore, Australia and China. These declines were partially mitigated by the recognition of profits from North Park Residences...

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DBS 3Q FY 2016 Result Quick Summary

DBS Bank posted their 3Q FY 2016 earning report in summary below. It was a resilient 3Q operating performance underpinned by income growth and cost containment. These strong operating results provide substantial headroom for higher allowances to be taken as prudent measure. Net Profit increase 2% to $1.071 billion Total Income stable on quarter to $2.93 billion Expenses decline 7% on quarter to $1.2 billion Profit before allowances increase 6% on quarter to $1.73 billion The marginally increase of 2% net profit was due to an increase in general and specific allowances. Profit before allowances increase 19% y-o-y led...

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Keppel Corporation 3Q FY 2016 Result Quick Summary

Keppel Corporation posted their 3Q FY 2016 earning report in summary below. 3Q earnings decline 38% to $225 million from $363 million a year ago. Keppel said the higher contribution from its property division at 55% helped to partially offset lower profits from Offshore & Marine division at 26%. This is due to the lower volume of work, deferment of some projects and the suspension of Sete Brasil contracts. Net Profit fall of 38% for 3Q 2016 to $225 million Earnings Per Share was 35.3 cents, down 43% from 9M 2015’s 61.7 cents Annualised Return on Equity of 7.6%...

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What’s next after achieving financial freedom?

Once your investment dividend return is able to cover your expenses, you can safely declare yourself financial freedom and get out of your rat race. Have did you think through what you are going to do next after leaving your job? Many will give yourself a good break by going for a deserved holiday. But what’s next after your holiday? I was on medical leave for 2 days after a hectic work schedules for the past few weeks. The 2 days break was indeed a good break. Beside resting on my bed after taking some medication, I also spend...

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August 2016 Portfolio Update

Stock Name No of Shares Current Price Current Value DBS 600 $14.990 $8,994 Keppel Corp 1000 $5.180 $5,180 Frasers Centrepoint Limited 2000 $1.510 $3,020 Cash $3,300 Total Value $20,494 I had divested Accordia Golf Trust after Reuters reported MBK Partners scraps plan to buy Japan’s Accordia Golf Co Ltd for about $1.6 billion. I had made a profit together with dividend collected of 16.4% for holding onto Accordia for 10 months. Accordia Golf Trust is a very good investment for income. I will be revisit them again if the price is right for re-entry. I had been accumulating DBS...

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Accordia Golf Trust 1Q FY 16/17 DPU increased 3.4%

Accordia Golf Trust posted their 1Q FY 16/17 earning report in summary below Available Distribution of 1.82 cents for 1Q FY 16/17 Operating profit of JPY 2,975 million and Total Distributable income available for distribution was JPY 1,526 million Net Asset Value (NAV) rose to SGD $0.96 mainly due to Japanese Yen appreciation Number of visitors to AGT’s golf courses in 1Q FY 16/17 was 3.2% lower than the previous 1Q FY 15/16 Japan Economy Outlook 1. The number of golf plays in Japan is expected to continue as golf continues to be a healthy leisure activities for the...

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When is the good time to buy?

This is always a millionaire dollar question to answer when someone is to find out when is the good time to go into the stock market to buy. Different person will give you different answers and I summarise below on the answers that you may find. 52 weeks low 200-days Moving Average Trading below Net Asset Value (NAV) Price-to-book value (P/B) There is no right or wrong one to use any of the indicators I mentioned to trigger the buy call. It is just a gauge or tools whereby investor or analyst used when they think it is the...

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Is it better to stay on a job for years or job hopping?

This is one question I always ask myself whether which one is more beneficial in long terms if one would to stay on for a job for many years or job hopping every 2-3 years. Before we discuss on this topic, let us do a comparison on the Pros and Cons between these two. Pros for staying a job for many years Leadership or Competent – If you are competent and have good leadership skills, your boss will always give you the opportunities to lead the team to run a new project. Seniority – If you stay at a...

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Frasers Centrepoint Limited 3Q FY 15/16 Result

Frasers Centrepoint Limited posted their 3Q FY 15/16 earning report in summary below. Revenue declined to $682 million, 32.5% lower than the corresponding quarter a year ago PBIT declined to $166.8 million, 46.8% lower than the corresponding quarter a year ago Profit before tax declined to $68.2 million, 62.4% lower than the corresponding quarter a year ago Profit after tax is $154 million, 15.1% lower than the corresponding quarter a year ago The drop in revenue was mainly attributable to lower contributions from the group’s development portfolio in Singapore, Australia and China. These declines were partially mitigated by the...

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July 2016 Portfolio Update

Stock Name No of Shares Current Price Current Value Accordia Golf Trust 9000 $0.67 $6,030 Keppel Corp 1000 $5.250 $5,250 DBS 200 $15.450 $3,090 Frasers Centrepoint Limited 2000 $1.515 $3,030 Total Value $17,400 I had recently divested ST Engineering and 1000 shares of Keppel Corp after it went exercise dividend. Just in time to collect some dividend from Keppel Corp and at the same time make a small profit before it head down lower due to recent news from Swiber Holdings winding up. If I had choose to stay on, I would be incurring a loss now. With the...

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